Shola Ameobi played 20 times for the England U-21 side with 7 goals, but it looks like he has a chance now to play for Nigeria in next summer’s World Cup in South Africa.
Shola Ameobi – chance to play for Nigeria in World Cup
The 6′ 2″ striker was born in Zaria, Nigeria in 1981, but if Nigeria qualify for the World Cup Shola could be there with the,
A FIFA change of rules just a couple of months ago would allow Shola to qualify and Nigerian coach Amodu Shuaibu admitted yesterday it is a rule they will look to exploit if they reach South Africa.
As we heard yesterday other Nigerian target could be Manchester City’s Nedum Onuoha and Hamburg’s Dennis Aogo would be other likely targets.
“We have sent word to Nedum to see if he will be interested,” “We will get new players but first we have to qualify.”
Nigeria play Tunisia in Abuja tomorrow, and they will go top of their group B with a win. After 3 qualifying games so far, Tunisia has 7 points to the Super Eagles 5.
The winners of the five African qualifying groups, plus a second-placed side with the best record, will reach the World Cup.
If this happens and Shola plays next summer in th FIFA World Cup, that would be great. But that will only happen if Shola keeps banging in those goals, like he was doing earlier this season, before his unfortunate foot injury .
If Shola can do that what would be a better story than a local lad, who’s had his criticisms over the years, firing Newcastle to promotion at the first attempt.
If Shola can do that he will be a local hero – for sure.